I suspect the problem lies in the fact that while western societies are increasingly purging themselves of their irrational belief systems, they have yet to cleanse themselves of so many of the unhealthy patterns of thought that are the product of 4,000 years of bad socio-cultural programming. Men — and yes, it’s still men dominating our global conversations about, well, pretty much everythi…
Interesting. I can see that reflected in my own life. In my mid fifties now, I’ve been an atheist since I was in my mid teens, yet I still find myself conditioned in many ways to think and behave in a manner consistent with the evangelical Christian values I absorbed as a child.
Much of that is entirely unconscious. I can decide that I value a particular way of thinking or being, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that much is going to change.